Plagiarism Guide for Faculty
Students plagiarize for a variety of reasons such as: poor time management,
insufficient knowledge about using and documenting resources, and lack of
confidence in their writing skills. While plagiarism isn't new, the Internet has
made it much easier. This page is to acquaint instructors with methods of
preventing plagiarism and detecting it when it occurs.
Academic Honesty Policy
How To Use Turnitin
Guides and Tutorials
The following links offer additional suggestions to instructors on preventing and detecting plagiarism.
Avoiding Plagiarism: A Student Guide. Library, Richard Stockton College of NJ. A tutorial on recognizing plagiarism, ways to avoid plagiarism and penalties for plagiarizing.
Creative Assignments. Library, Richard Stockton College of NJ. Brief page of advice on designing assignments that discourage plagiarism.
How to Correctly Cite Sources in a Bibliography. Library, Richard Stockton College of NJ. A full-fledged tutorial on citation but also examples for those who want quick answers on APA and MLA citation.
In the Spotlight: Internet Plagiarism Instructional Technology Resources, Richard Stockton College Office of Computer and Telecommunication Services
Turnitin Research Resources provides suggestions for including the topic of plagiarism in lesson plans, creative assignments, class handouts on plagiarism
Red Flags - Warning signs that a paper may have been plagiarized
Search Engines - Use search engines to detect plagiarism. Search in more than one search engine. Google is particularly useful. Select significant words in the title or text of the paper. Put quotation marks around phrases when searching.
Become familiar with term paper mills. Here is a sample of some popular term paper sites:
Academic Term Papers
For an extensive list of term paper mills collected by the librarians at Kimbel Library, Coastal Carolina University, see Cheating 101: Internet Term Paper Mills.
Turnitin.com - Stockton subscribes to Turnitin.com, a plagiarism detection service that checks
student papers against the Internet and a database of submitted papers. Stockton faculty and teaching staff interested in using this service should contact Carolyn Gutierrez, ext. 4275.
WCopyfind - Free downloadable detection software from the Plagiarism Resource Center (University of Virginia) for comparing one paper with another.
Glatt - Three software programs on CD ROM that cover: avoiding plagiarism, screening for possible plagiarism, and practical exercises on rewriting. Stockton does not subscribe but individuals or divisions can order the programs.
Langlais, Philip J. (2006) Ethics for the next generation. Chronicle of Higher Education, 52 (19) B- 11. Available: Academic Search Premier database.
Lathrop, Ann and Foss, Kathleen. (2005) Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity: Strategies for Change. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited.
Last revised: May 8, 2012
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